New Music / Rootnote Collective compile beats for 2018 anthology

Experimental hip hop and beats compiled by the Rootnote crew of top drawer producers and beatmakers, including Mr.Shn (fresh off producing the new Pan Amsterdam / Open Mike Eagle single),

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band announce second album The Serpent’s Mouth

Another Big Crown Records Sureshot… 55, the debut LP from Hamburg collective Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, took many by surprise with its pure swagger. Named for the eight mile

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Manchester levels up with Haven’t Slept Since

Through My Veins by Kardasnki with Flex and Ann-Drom-Akka on Apple Music A brand new label has stepped up in the Manchester soul / hip hop / beats / call

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Download // Mothership Connection: Big ‘Em Up

Mothership Connection – Big Em Up (Prod. Pro P) by Dubbul O, Legion, Cheech Prod. Pro P Download new music from Cheech, Dubbul O and Legion of Manchester supergroup Mothership

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Introducing: The Lytics

The Lytics’ new EP Hold On has just dropped and is a precursor to the groups third studio album, due for release later this year. Heavily influenced by golden age crews

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Groovement Podcast: Taste The Diff’rence – DJ Cutterz’ Christmas Spectacular

With a title almost as long as The Force Awakens prequel comic, Cutterz brings the Chrimbo pain with this exclusive mix for his crew, Taste The Diff’rence.   Taste The

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Groovement Podcast: Agent J – Dreaming {Sep 2015}

Mostly brand new beats, hip hop and funk plus a little Latin section halfway through. ITUNES / MIXCLOUD / DOWNLOAD Agent J: Dreaming {Sep 2015} by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent

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Instrumentals from Chalk

Well-loved Manchester MC Chalk put out the instrumental version of his debut album last week (‘For those with an aversion to my voice…’), with beats produced by he himself, Woli

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Download: Seymour & Cheech’s Wasted Talent EP on LabelGroovement

I kicked off LabelGroovement, a digital and Bandcamp focused label, last year with a release from LA’s Depakote. Mecca:83. Kuartz and Tehbis have all put out stunning releases on there, and

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Groovement Podcast: Watch Deez – Smoked Steaks & Ice Cream

A hip hop and soul head all day long, Gez Miley is a music lover with taste. His blog, Watch Deez, is his outlet and I’ve asked him for a

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Download // Johnty DelMonte’s Fire Walking B Boy Classics Mix

Download My boy Johnty Del Monte delivers another selection of fire over on his Soundcloud, recorded on New Year’s Eve – I’m looking forward immensely to his Groovement selection this

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The Mouse Outfit break America, kinda

  Escape Music is available now on digital, CD (also try Eastern Bloc in Manchester) and vinyl.   If you’re in Manchester on Saturday, they’re hitting up Hit and Run with Mr Thing over at

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Download // Mute Speaker: Take Yourself Apart

Take Yourself Apart comes from Brighton producer Rob O’Hara aka Mute Speaker, whose name you may have spotted on 2013’s Groovement Volume One compilation. He’s a veteran of many releases

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Download: Imperial remixes Kanye’s Diamonds in a boom bap style

A stomping soulful remix from UK producer Imperial of this staple Kanye tune to kick off the new year. Imperial’s recent killer EP with K.I.N.E.T.I.C. – Pencils Not Pistols –

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Mystro’s 2013 UK Rap Up

Happy new year, all. With a video sure to be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks, Mystro presents his now-traditional end of year rap up. 2013 in words, motha

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Just Liam shares Dark Thoughts

Just Liam won the cypher at our night In The Loop in Manchester really, and was brought to my attention by his sensei and long time Groovement fam Kuartz. Follow

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Manchester hip hop in focus: ELLIS MEADE {VOODOO BLACK} GROOVEMENT INTERVIEW

Manchester is standing at the forefront of a hip hop and beats revolution at the minute. The Mouse Outfit have disturbed the underground with their brand of funky hip hop,

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DJ Format & Phill Most Chill: The Foremost album preview

Never mind James and Chance cruising round the countryside with no seat belts in a low rider, this here is what should getting that ridiculous amount of views! Enjoy. Album

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